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Port St. Lucie, FL – One Dead, One Seriously Hurt in Walton Rd. Car Accident

Port St. Lucie, FL - One Dead, One Seriously Hurt in Walton Rd. Car Accident

Port St. Lucie, FL (May 16, 2021) – The Port St. Lucie Police Department responded to a serious crash involving two vehicles at an intersection on Saturday night. The crash took place around 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of Walton Road and Indian River Drive.

According to a preliminary investigation, an unidentified female was driving a silver Toyota when she came to the intersection with Walton Road and Indian River Drive. The Toyota collided with a silver Chevrolet at the intersection, sending both vehicles down a 30-foot embankment and into a waterway.

The St. Lucie County Fire District arrived at the scene and extracted both drivers from their vehicles. The victims were taken to a local hospital where the driver of the Toyota died. The Chevy driver sustained serious injuries and remained hospitalized. Neither of the victims has been identified at this time.

An investigation into the crash remains ongoing. No further information is available.

We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victims and families affected by this serious car accident in Port St. Lucie.

Car Accidents in Florida

With 14.7 deaths per 100,000 residents, Florida has one of the highest rates of fatal traffic accidents in the country. Each year, more than 3,000 people are killed in deadly crashes that take place on our roadways. A Florida car accident can change the lives of both victims and their family members in an instant. Most crashes in our state result from the negligent actions of at least one driver. Speed, reckless driving, impairment, and distraction all contribute to the number of serious and fatal crashes that we see each year.

A car accident in Florida can cause a tremendous amount of heartache and grief for family members who suddenly have to face the loss of their loved one. This is especially true if your relative was killed in a crash that was not their fault. On average, about eight fatal crashes are reported in Florida every day and many of these accidents result in the death of innocent victims. If your loved one was killed in a crash, you should speak with a trusted and experienced Florida wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.

At Boone & Davis Law, our attorneys can help during your time of need. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we serve crash victims and their families throughout the South Florida area. We bring more than 35 years of experience and knowledge, along with a passion for obtaining justice for our clients.

Our team is here to assist you at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. Our firm handles all injury accident cases on a contingency fee basis so you do not owe us an upfront fee and we do not receive payment until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call any time at 954-566-9919.

Note: Our team of writers for Boone & Davis Law utilizes secondary sources in the creation of these posts. These sources include newspaper reports, news stories, police reports, social media posts, and eyewitness accounts of injury accidents that take place in South Florida. The facts in these posts have not been independently verified by members of our writing staff therefore if you see any information that is not correct or is inaccurate, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can correct the information right away.  If you would prefer that the post be removed from our site, let us know and we will do our best to remove the post as promptly as possible.

Disclaimer: We have worked hard to become valued members of our local business community. Our law firm is providing this post for general information purposes only. We hope that through awareness, our community members will use the necessary precautions to avoid serious accidents like the one described in this post and prepare them should they find themselves the victim of a serious wreck. We want to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of Florida. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The pictures depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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